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's the north bay getting the brunt of the storms. cbs 5 anne makovec shows us some troublesome areas. >> the river is surprising because the river can rise before you know it it can rise. >> reporter: from rushing rivers to vineyards submergedment north bay is on -- submerged, the north bay is on edge. >> i know i may have late night work to do if it does come up. >> reporter: how serious it is depends on who you ask. >> they're thinking it's going to happen this year and this early in the season. the river is coming up. >> reporter: we've seen a lot of sights like this around the north bay today. this bridge is still passable but you can see the water just flirting with the possibility of closing it down and it's not going to take much. in petaluma, people are aware of the flooding risk, even when willowbrook creek looks like this. >> i start thinking what will i do first, i'll get up, put it on a mat and grab my coat. >> reporter: others are tired of the premature worries. they're waiting for a disaster to happen. >> reporter: back in guerneville, the russian river is expected to r
county, anne makovec,. >>> people are bracing for the big storm headed our way tonight and how communities are getting ready for the onslaught. >> reporter: we're almost there. the final storm in the series of three rolls through the bay area tonight sending people setting up stand bags from the north bay to the santa cruz mountains. heavy rain and winds have toppled trees, snarled traffic and left thousands in the dark. the last two storms uprooted the 50-foot tree and you can see how saturated the ground is. a lot more wind and rain is expected tonight. at pg&e it's all hands on deck. >> even healthy trees are coming down and they seem to find the power tree pretty well. >> reporter: they have been working to repair down lines and say all power should be restored tonight. >> we've gotten lucky because there have been breaks in between the one, two punches and the biggest is tonight and we want folks to be prepared. >> reporter: chp officers say calls for service have been nonstop and they want drivers to slow down. just this morning, a big rig jackknifed on interstate 280 in
than 100 crab fishing boats idled in port today. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec at pier 45 in san francisco, where the fresh crab supply may fail to satisfy the big holiday demand. >> reporter: can you hear the rejoicing coming from under the sea here behind me? crabs are off the hook for now. and they have been all week. the boats there behind me, those are cab boats. and they have been idle since monday. >>> nobody's making money. >> reporter: tensions are high on pier 45 where a lone crab boat came in this morning. a strike has all the others docked. >> we're tied up negotiating with the processors. >> reporter: a dispute over the price. they had agreed on $3 a pound at the start of the season in november but demand went down after thanksgiving so wholesalers want to pay a quarter to 75 cents less. the crab boat association says no deal. >> there's not that much crab left out there. we took a big whack out of it. so it should be worth as much or more than before. >> reporter: this boat which locals call a scab came from oregon. >> trying to keep everything going. >> reporter: t
the dark moments of that day, pearl harbor. he sat down with anne makovec to give his version of the attack and what he did to keep from getting killed. >> at first i said hell no i'm not going to abandon my ship. i'll fight it out. >> reporter: john will never forget the moments from december 7th 1941 when he was stationed in pearl harbor hawaii. >> and i was on the battle ship uss west virginia, a great big monstrous thing. and i looked out and there i saw a plane headed for my ship. >> reporter: then he felt six torpedoes hit. >> and all hell broke out. the ship began to lift. had great big holes in the port side. fortunately we had an outstanding crew on that ship. >> reporter: he is one of only a few of them left. he's 92 years old but his memories are as sharp as ever. he attended this memorial service on coast guard island this morning. and we sat down to talk about the darkest moments of that day. >> and what i did i would grab the sailors hair and pull it just as hard as i could. if i got a moan, a groan or a sign of life, i would take him out to the other group of sailors to get h
december 7th, 1941. he vat down with cbs 5 reporter ann makovec and told her how he managed to survive the attack. >> at first i said hel l, no, i'm not going abandon my ship. >> john will never forget those moments from december 7th, 1941 when he was stationed in pearl harbor hawaii. >> i was on the battleship,ss west virginia. a great big monster. i looked and saw a plane head for my ship >> then he six torpedos head out. >> we had an outstanding crew on that ship, unfortunately. >> he is 92 years old but his memories are as sharp as ever. he attended this memorial service this morning on coast guard island. and we sat down to talk about the darkest moments of that day. >> and what i did, i would grab the sailor's hair and pull it just as hard as i could. if i got a moan or groan or sign of life, i would take him out to the other group of sailors to get him medical help because i didn't have time to take out dead bodies, and there were a lot of them. >> more than 100 people died on the uss west virginia, but not him. >> those bullets are terrible. they'll kill you. seen i had to dive
controversial. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec on the plan for the fares. >> reporter: the san francisco municipal transportation agency is thinking of changing the way you pay for transit. instead of basing fares on age or disability they are thinking of basing prices on a person's income. >> well, that makes -- makes sense. >> i make less money. >> i think that's great. >> reporter: they have been talking for months about allowing low income youth to ride for free. this would bo well beyond that. -- go well beyond that. >> there would be some sort of financial record that would have to be proven. to get a discount like that. >> reporter: riders have mixed feelings on that. >> no one wants to give up records. >> the government has all the records of what i make anyway. so it's one other barrage of government -- branch of government having the records of what i make. >> i don't want my information scattered here and there. i don't know where it'd end up. >> reporter: a muni spokesperson thinks the program would be a wash financially. >> we might see an increase in ridership and that can only help.
other kidnapping crimes and cbs 5 reporter anne makovec with the lamar supporters who wanted to see the suspect in court today. >> reporter: antolin garcia- torres was arraigned on additional charges today but so far has not entered a plea. >> yes, i do, your honor. >> reporter: those were some of the few words the defendant spoke today accused in the alleged murder kidnapping of missing morgan hill teen sierra lamar. he is also now charged with trying to kidnap three women in 2009 all from safeway park lots in the morgan hill area. a small team of sierra supporters came to the hearing this morning to see the suspect face to face. >> you hear the chains like last time and it's come on, buddy, come out. stop being such a coward. >> reporter: 21-year-old garcia- torres looked different than the last time he was photographed. his hair is longer and his goatee trimmed. he was arrested on may 22 in connection with lamar's disappearance. she was last seen going to a bus stop on the morning of march 16th. prosecutors say garcia-torres killed her and hid her body but she still hasn't been f
for some time. as cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us, the large turnout in oakland was partly a result of the connecticut tragedy. >> it only takes one gun and one bullet in one gun to kill somebody. this is a huge change. >> reporter: the turnout for this gun buyback was unprecedented. people started lining up four hours before it began. the line stretching for blocks in east oakland. everyone came to exchange their firearms $200 cash for each working gun. >> some guns off the streets, grandkids some kids can't get these guns and kill somebody. >> reporter: more than 100 people have been killed in oakland so far this year. ironically, as cars were lining up here, gunfire hit four people a few blocks away at international and 85th in broad daylight 7:30 a.m. while this happens all too often in oakland, it's the connecticut school massacre that's on a lot of people's minds today. >> i think it puts whole gun violence in a different perspective and basically makes everything real. >> i think now they understand it a much more fundamental profound level that having a gun in your home that
.com/weather. >>> and christmas procrastinators were blessed with a break in the nasty weather today. anne makovec on how they skipped black friday and went straight to super saturday. >> reporter: the bells are ringing. the clock is ticking. and last-minute shoppers are hitting the stores. >> this is a big shopping weekend right before christmas. >> reporter: retail tracking firm shopper track forecasts that today and tomorrow will be among the biggest shopping days of the year, even more so than a normal saturday before christmas, since the holiday falls on a tuesday. people are using the long weekend for holiday shopping. >> i do think people waited a little bit. now they're just ready to buy, buy, buy. >> reporter: the contain released a survey saying nearly three quarters of consumers still had holiday shopping left to do, and many of them were waiting for this weekend to do it. >> why did you wait till the last minute? >> because i'm a man. simple. >> um, really, i have no excuse. >> reporter: and those out this weekend have an extra challenge. the on-again, off-again rain. >> i went yesterday. it
ones getting some last-minute christmas shopping in. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec with how are making it easier to -- how stores are making it easier to get gifts. >> here it is the last weekend. >> reporter: this weekend could shape up to beat out the black friday shopping rush. retail tracking firm shopper track forecasts that thursday, friday, saturday and sunday will be four of the ten busiest shopping days of the year for brick and mortar stores. >> last-minute shopping for her brother and my wife. >> reporter: the calendar is one factor in this weekend's rush with christmas on a tuesday, late shoppers have a long weekend to prepare for holiday festivities. >> i'm trying to fit a whole lot of stuff in, put up christmas lights outside, because i haven't done that yet. and maybe wrap some things and finish a gingerbread house. >> reporter: why did she hold off on shopping in. >> ran out of money. >> reporter: a survey released earlier week from visa found three-quarters of consumers still had shopping to do. >> for my mom and my brothers, goddaughters, nieces, mostly cashmere scarv
planned gun buybacks with guns exchanged for cash. anne makovec reports. >> it only takes one gun and one bullet in one gun to kill somebody. this is a huge change. >> reporter: the turnout for this gun buyback was unprecedented. people started lining up four hours before it began. the line stretching for blocks in east oakland. everyone came to exchange their firearms $200 cash for each working gun. >> some guns off the streets, grandkids some kids can't get these guns and kill somebody. >> reporter: more than 100 people have been killed in oakland so far this year. ironically, as cars were lining up here, gunfire hit four people a few blocks away at international and 85th in broad daylight 7:30 a.m. while this happens all too often in oakland, it's the connecticut school massacre that's on a lot of people's minds today. >> i think it puts whole gun violence in a different perspective and basically makes everything real. >> i think now they understand it a much more fundamental profound level that having a gun in your home that is not safely kept could be a gun in the street committing a
, and anne makovec in san francisco with what could come from the high court later today. ann, good morning. >> good morning, if the supreme court decides not to take on the prop 8 issue, same sex marriages could resume here at city hall as soon as the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals it. they made the ruling that prop 8 was unconstitution unconstitutional. they will decide whether or not they will review the constitutionality. that is the ban approved in 2008. if the court decides to take on the issue, there would be an argument scheduled sometime in march or april and the case would likely be decided by the end of june. now if the supreme court decides not to review this today, which they could say that they're going to not review it today, well, then same sex marriages could resume experts say within a couple weeks. live in san francisco, anne makovec cbs 5. >>> public health officials are warning san francisco residents of a meningitis outbreak in new york. the big apple is seeing a string of gay men suffering from the potentially deadly bacteria since there's so much travel between ou
. >>> it is 6:04. supreme court watchers are awaiting a decision on gay marriage in california. anne makovec in san francisco with what could come down from a high court later today. ann, good morning. >>> good morning, if the u.s. supreme court decides not to take on the prop 8 case, same sex marriages could resume here in california as soon as the u.s. court of appeals says that they should resume. that is the court that said prop 8 was uncon city i -- unconstitutional earlier this year. but today, the supreme court is scheduled to discuss whether or not it will review the constitutionality of prop 8. that is the ban on same sex marriage california voters approved in 2008. so if the court decides to take on the issue, there would be an argument scheduled next year. >> there will then be an argument scheduled sometime in march probably, possibly april. and the case will be decided by the end of june. >> reporter: the court is also taking on several defense of marriage act cases from other parts of the country. if it decides not to take up prop 8, there's a possibility same sex marriages cou
reporter anne makovec wite investigation and neighbor' complete >>> a break in in an exclusive neighboring turned into a homicide investigation on withey road in monte sereno. anne makovec with the investigation and neighbors' complete disbelief. >> certainly not a place to expect that. >> reporter: on a windy road in the hills above highway 9 this upscale gated property became a murder scene last night. >> this is beyond shocking. >> reporter: police got a call from a woman who lives here on withey road in monte sereno saying someone broke into her home while she and her husband were sleeping ransacking the house and attacking the couple. when police got there at 1:45 a.m., the husband was dead. the woman was taken to the hospital with nonlife- threatening injuries. the investigation is just beginning. >> there's concern that, you know, the weather is going to, you know, change evidence. so we're working hard to collect any evidence that's there. if there is evidence outside the home. >> reporter: at this point, police don't know if this was a targeted attack or a random robbery that tur
. >>> if you haven't had fresh crab this season, it might be too late. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is at san francisco's fisherman's wharf where the crab boats are idle. good morning, anne. >> reporter: these things have a way of working themselves out. it is an issue of economics, the law of supply and demand. but boy, i was back here in mid- november, when the season started. this place was alive with enthusiasm and now this strike has all boats docked. no crab are being caught in the san francisco bay as we speak. before the season started, fishermen and wholesalers had agreed to a price of $3 a pound for fresh dungeness crab, a little higher than normal. last year it was $2.25. fishermen said they needed more money because there were fewer crabs in the bay and the higher price of fuel. fish brokers say demand is down so they only want to pay $1.80. now that both are idle supply is down and caught in the middle of all this people who like to eat dungeness crab. some retailers say their tanks are empty. it's the law of economics so i think it will balance out. i don't know how long that wi
anne makovec is in larkspur, one of the spots where 101 can see a lot of water build up. anne. >> reporter: i'm here at lucky drive near larkspur right off of highway 101. now, normally when it rains, we see a lot of flooding in the road here behind me. we don't see much right now. so that's the good news. the rain is coming down but is not coming down very hard. in fact, i'm hoping one of the vehicles here is going to drive through so you can see the big splash. but it's only the right-most lane that has the water pooling in it right now. there we go! we knew we would get a splash here on live television. want to show you the video we shot about an hour ago. this was in mill valley hardware store. they had sandbagged their property in case of flooding. there's no flood warning, advisories, or watches out right now. so scenes like this might be considered overkill but, hey, better safe than sorry. there are power outages in the san rafael area, almost 1,000 people without power right now and pg&e is working to restore that. so as far as we
in their homes. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is outside the san mateo house where the controlled explosion left behind a big hole, anne. >> reporter: brian, i know you're really into science so you would have probably loved to have been here last night. this board is covering a hole where these kept calls were blown up. there were some sandbags here, hoping to contain that area. right behind it you see the house where these chemicals were found. the windows all boarded up. really this was an exercise if anything in emergency response and emergency workers and anybody living nearby. the fire department got a call about 4:30 yesterday afternoon saying the more than lives in this house in san mateo on parrot drive found a cache of chemicals in the basement that had been there for more than 30 years including acid and ether. emergency workers notified about 500 households in the area to shelter in place as they surrounded the chemicals and blew them up. >> it was significant. at least to her property. we had boarded up the windows trying to prevent damage but it damaged all the windows in the front
fremont and some of the neighbors were told to stay indoors. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is at the machine shop now that burned in fremont. >> reporter: investigators are expected to be here at first light trying to figure out what started this fire yesterday. you can see the property is fenced off. significant damage there. in fact, part of the roof collapsed. so far investigators have not been able to get inside because there's concern that walls could fall down. check it video from yesterday right after the fire started sending up a huge plume of black smoke into the air. right after it started here at c & h enterprises at 1:45 yesterday afternoon. the company specializes in machinery and welding precision parts. fire officials say a grinding operation involving metal shavings was under way when this broke out. employees had to run for their lives. everyone got out okay. then there was a lot of concern about the chemicals inside that were then spewing into the air,things like volume vents and various machine parts, heavy oils. fire officials ordered the neighborhood to
reporter anne makovec is in san francisco right now watching for this morning's king tides along the embarcadero. >> reporter: good morning. i feel like singing a blondie song. the tide is rising and it could hit the bottom of the pier by the time we're expecting to see 7-foot tides which is just before 10 a.m. let's take a look at the numbers today what we're expecting at the golden gate as we climb to that 7-foot tide at 9:45, then going back and rising to 5 feet again around midnight. we'll probably see a lot more of this. this is the connector ramp from 101 to 1 in marin. now this kind of flooding normally only happens when there's a storm, but this was caused by the so-called king tides. there is a group right now trying to document these seasonal high tides to figure out where we stand when it comes to rising ocean levels. >> the california king tides help to us visualize the dramatic tidal reefs that we're already experiencing. >> reporter: king tides are not caused by global warming. they are caused by gravity. the earthed, moon and sun in position to cause the high tides
of the neighbors were told to stay indoors. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is at the machine shop that burned in fremont with the very latest. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. the smoke has cleared here but the investigation has yet to begin as you mentioned. investigators are expected to be here this morning. once they make sure that the building has been shored up, significant damage to the building that you can see here behind me. in fact, part of the roof chanced during that fire. here's that video from yesterday afternoon. it sent up a huge plume of black smoke when it started here at c & h enterprises at around 12:45 p.m. the company specializes in machining and welding precision parts. fire officials say a grinding operation involving metal shavings was under way when this broke out. the employees ran for their lives. everyone got out okay. then there was concern about chemicals inside like solvents and various machine parts. fire officials ordered the neighborhood to shelter in place. >> we knew ahead of time that we had hazardous materials in the building. we had flamma
or bay today and you'll likely see some higher water than usual. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec in san francisco watching this morning's king tides along the embarcadero. >> reporter: we have been watching the water level here at this pier and it's been climbing and will continue to climb this morning. we are seeing this king tide today and for the next couple of days. we are expecting a 7-foot tied at 9:45 a.m. and then go down and rise to 5 feet again just before midnight. we'll probably see a little bit more of this. flooding yesterday in marin. this normally only happens when there's a storm but this was caused by the king tide. now, there's a group trying to document these seasonal high tides to figure out where we stand when it comes to rising ocean levels. >> the california king tide help us to visualize the dramatic tidal reefs that we're already experiencing. >> king tide are caused know the by global warming but by gravity. the earth, moon and sun are all in position right now to cause the water to rise. now, the woman you just heard from was the california king tide initiati
affected are the san francisco bay, half moon bay and bodega bay. live on fisherman's wharf, anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> the duchess of cambridge has finally been discharged from her london hospital after being treated for acute morning sickness. the former kate middleton is said to be feeling much better. there she is with the prince and some flowers with her husband by her side she was all smiles leaving the king edward vii hospital. the royal couple's office says she is headed to kensington palace where she will rest. >>> silicon valley's john mcafee is under arrest in guatemala. the founder of the santa clara software company mcafee was taken into custody yesterday accused of entering guatemala illegally. he is a person of interest in the murder of his neighbor in belize. he had been this hiding but this week, surfaced in guatemala to seek asylum. mcafee contends he is a victim of a government conspiracy in belize. >> i had to leave but the story has to get out. i have documentation that proves the intense corruption at all levels of the parisian government now that i'm in a safe place i
service in san francisco. anne makovec will have a live report. >> there were 258 points scored in sacramento last night. did the warriors outlast the kings? >> quiet and cold around the bay area right now but we have storm clouds coming and snow too in the high country. if you are heading up there we have your snow report: ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, [ boy's voice ] hey guys...what're you doing? [ girl's voice ] we're gonna have lunch together. what're you having? oh, well, i only have this one, so... that'll do, i'll split it with sally. yea, we'll just share it. [ male announcer ] get your own subway steak melt, like the steak & bacon melt. subway. eat fresh®. saying thanks is a great deals customer appreciation month at subway restaurants. because we're offering $2 six inch subs -- the cold cut combo or meatball marinara. $2 each, all december long. appreciation tastes amazing! hurry in for your $2 sub. subway. eat fresh. oakland needed more defense on this away game. some high points - the warriors overcame 15 point deficit to take the lead. but the e points than >>> the oakland
out. let's go to anne makovec in mill valley right now. anne. >> reporter: it is raining right now in mill valley here in the north bay off of 101. and i met a hardware store where they are very well prepared for anything that may come. now, you just mentioned we're not expecting any flooding. we're expecting any washouts, just mainly more nuisance when it comes to puddles. boy, compared to last week at this time, it's drier. but people are going to be ready for anything because of the possibility of flooding here in the north bay. they also have materials here at goodman's hardware where you can sandbag if you would like to, as well. we do have a lot of rivers around here and bays that, when it is high tide, you see the water come up. but here, nothing right now. live in mill valley, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> we have traffic, rain, it's usually not a good mix but it's early. let's check in with gianna. >> we start off with a couple of accidents, one just reported, westbound 580 at lakeshore blocking two middle lanes. they are just headed out to the scene. also we have
. if they haven't, listen to what everybody is telling you. be prepared. >> reporter: anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> pg&e is staying ahead of the power outages. tonight, only 53 homes are without power in the north bay. a total of 20 homes in the south bay and peninsula. still, pg&e says it's been very busy. >> we've been working almost 16 hours. it's been a fairly long night. there's still lots of outages. >> pg&e says it's been helped by the lull in the storm systems. it's allowed crews to get out and make prepares and prepare for the next storm. >>> chp says it's also been busy. they have dealt with dozens of accidents and fender benders, including this jackknifed big rig in san bernardino. and you can always stay ahead of the storm with our interactive hi-def doppler radar. it's only 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at cbssf.com/weather. >>> well, checking some bay area headlines, police have released a composite sketch of a monte sereno murder suspect. this is the man investigators suspect of killing a 66-year- old millionaire, raveesh kumar kumra, on friday. his wife called to report intruders. she
are cleaning up the mess that was left behind. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in san francisco with a family that's feeling lucky today. >> reporter: while it is bad here at home, it could have been much worse. crews are right now in the process of cleaning up after this massive tree fell on the home. >> i was asleep. i woke up and there was a tree in my house. >> reporter: it was much worse than the alarm clock at 7:30 this morning. this 100-foot cypress tree snapped and fell on this home on russian hill crashing through the roof of the master bedroom. >> four feet close as my bed and i wouldn't be standing here talking to you right now. so i'm blessed. >> reporter: a neighbor got a rude awakening, too. >> i just heard the most massive crash that you could ever imagine. >> reporter: then she looked out of her window. >> then a saw a wall of water i guess that came off the tree after it hit the house. >> reporter: the tree also richard down a power line. >> it's dangerous. >> reporter: a neighbor happens to be part of a neighborhood group that's been campaigning for six months to get all uti
missing a couple sleeping in their bed. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us the close call. >> i was asleep. i woke up. and there was a tree in my house. >> reporter: it was much worse than the alarm clock at 7:30 this morning. the 100-foot cypress tree snapped and fell on the home in russian hill crashing through the roof of the master bedroom. >> 4 feet plus my bed and i wouldn't be standing here talking to you right now. so i'm blessed. >> reporter: neighbor lisa got a rude awakening too. >> i just heard the most massive crash that you could ever imagine. >> reporter: and then, she looked out of her window. >> then i saw a wall like water i guess that came off the tree after it hit the house. >> reporter: the tree also ripped down a power line. >> it's dangerous. >> reporter: a neighbor is part of a neighborhood group that's been campaigning for six months to get all utility lines in the area moved underground. >> this demonstrates -- this is extremely unfortunate event for many individuals on the hill. >> reporter: for no one more so than scott, who feels fortunate today. jus
anne makovec here in san francisco now where crab boats are still sitting in port this morning. >> reporter: good morning. they are docked here at fisherman's wharf. normally they would be very busy out there catching crab. they are on strike right now and this is all over a dispute about the price of dungeness crab. the season opened back in mid- november and the problems started on sunday when crabbers heard that fish brokers were going to drop the price of wholesale crap from $3 a pound, which they had agreed upon, to as low as $1.80. brokers say that after thanksgiving, demand for dungeness dropped and they are trying to balance supply and demand. the crab boats are idle. supply is dropping. some retailers report they have no crab left. so we'll see how long this strike lasts. right now, it is affecting three areas of california. the san francisco bay, half moon bay and bodega bay, as well. live on fisherman's wharf, anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> new this morning, the duchess of cambridge has been discharged from her london hospital after being treated for acute morning sickness
price fight with the wholesalers. the cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us the solidarity on the docks is being tested. >> strike last year this boat. >> right. >> well, you got go fishing. nobody is making money. >> you got go fishing. >> reporter: tensions are high on pier 45 where a lone crab boat came in this morning. a strike has all of the others docked. >> we're tied up negotiating with the processors. >> reporter: it's a dispute over the price of fresh dungeness crab. wholesalers and fishermen had agreed on $3 a pound at the start of the season in november. but demand went down after thanksgiving. so wholesalers want to pay a quarter to 75 cents less. the crab boat association says no deal. >> there's not that much crab left out there. we took a big whack out of it. so it should be worth as much or more than we got paid before. >> reporter: this boat which locals call a "scab" came from oregon. >> trying to keep things going. >> reporter: in the meantime things are come to a standstill at local fish markets. >> bad for business. >> reporter: this shop has only frozen crabs in s
idea that could be even more controversial. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec on the plan to base fares on ability to pay. >> reporter: the san francisco municipal transportation agency is thinking of changing the way you pay for transit. instead of basing fares on age or disability muni is thinking of basing prices on a person's income. >> well, that makes -- makes sense. >> i make less money so i feel all right about that. >> i think that's great. >> reporter: they have been talking for months about allowing low mcyouths to ride for free. this would go well beyond that. >> it would have to work on exactly how this would work but there would be some sort of financial record that would have to be proven. to get a discount hike that. >> reporter: riders have mixed feelings on that. >> the government has all the records. what i make anyway. so it's -- one other branch of government having the records of what i make. >> yeah, i don't want my information scattered here and there. i don't know where it'd end up. >> reporter: a spokesperson thinks the program would be a wash financially with
at another idea that could be even more controversial. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec reports. >> reporter: the san francisco municipal transportation agency is thinking of changing the way you pay for transit. instead of basing fares on age or capability they are thinking of basing prices on a person's income. >> that makes sense. >> i make less money and i feel all right about that. >> i think this is great. >> reporter: they have been talking for months about allowing low income youths to ride for free. this would go well beyond that. >> we'd have to work on it but there would be some sort of financial record that would have to be prove on the get a discount like this. >> reporter: riders have mixed feels on that. >> no one wants to give up regards. >> the government has all the records what i make anyways. so it's one other branch of government having the records of what i make. >> yeah, i don't want my information scattered here and there. >> reporter: a spokesperson thinks the program would be a wash financially with richer older riders paying more and others pay less. >> we might se
. >>> the surf along the northern california coast is approaching all-time highs this week. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is along the embarcadero in san francisco watching for today's king tides. >> reporter: the king tides the highest seasonal tides. right now the water is not that high. but we're waiting for it to come up. the highest it will be this morning is going to be just before 10 a.m. with a 7-foot tied. we are going to see these high tides today and for the next couple of days. now, check out this video from the connector ramp from 101 to highway 1 in marin. yesterday that was flooded. and that normally only happens when there's a storm but this was caused simply by the king tides. the very high tides could be getting higher as the ocean fills up with water for a variety of reasons, 8" in the past century. and you can see the proof in san francisco sewers. >> when i came near 1990, there was never a time where the tide was higher than our sewer. last year we had seven events. that saltwater now is coming into our system. >> reporter: that is break the pipes down. saltwater not very go
could be seen for miles. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is at the machine shop that burned in fremont where it's still too dangerous to get into the building. >> reporter: we are waiting for fire investigators to show up this morning. and they are planning on doing an investigation into the cause of this fire. so far they have not been able to get into the building here behind me. check out this video from yesterday that fire sent up a giant plume of black smoke. you could see it all over fremont. fire officials said they were doing grinding work with metal shavings here at c & h enterprises when the fire broke out. employees rushed to get out after the fire started at 1:45 p.m. >> jake came running into the office. i could see the smoke billowing over the roof to the front. and he said, call 911. we have a fire. and it just started getting worse after that. >> did everyone get out? >> everyone got out safely. >>> reporter: they did issue a "shelter in place" order in the neighborhood because of chemicals in the burning building. again, there is significant structural damage. so once they'r
by sunday night. in san francisco, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> by the way, there was quite the rush to get a pair of the new air jordans this morning. >> yeah, hundreds lined up at malls across the bay area for the new so-called 11. police were called in to control some of the crowds in newark and san francisco. we asked the first guy in line what it was like having to wait all night long just for a pair of sneakers. >> it was cold. it was craziness, a lot of -- the security having to run back and forth to get people out of line trying to line up early. it was a lot of stuff going on. >> aan early release in huntsville, alabama police used pepper spray to control the crowd. the sneakers sell for about $200. >>> a package thief caught on hidden camera swiping holiday gifts off a porch has been busted. 39-year-old daniel price stole a box from a house in concord just 15 minutes after u.p.s. had dropped it off, according to police. this is a picture of him walking up to the door. these photos were posted online three days ago. police did then get tons of tips. they say they se
. they stiped black friday last month and made today supershopping saturday. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec on what's expected to be the busiest day of the year for retirals. retirals-- retailers. >> reporter: the bells are ringing, the clock is ticking. and last-minute shoppers are hitting the stores. >> this is the big shopping weekend right before christmas. >> reporter: retail tracking firm shopper track forecasts that today and tomorrow will be among the biggest shopping days of the year. even more so than a normal saturday before christmas. since the holiday falls on a tuesday, people are using the long weekend for holiday preps. >> i do think people waited a little bit. and now they're just -- ready to buy, buy, buy. >> reporter: the company visa released a survey this week saying that nearly three quarters of consumer still had holiday shopping left to do and many of them were waiting for the weekend to do it. >> a lot of good sales at the last-minute. >> reporter: why did you wait? >> because i'm a man. simple. >> really have no excuse. so -- >> reporter: and those out this weekend have an
in the next 6 hours. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec was there earlier ty and shows us some troublesoe areas. ((river nats)) ((forest par, forestville - sot6 - the r's >>> this river is coming up. it's got to go. >> we've seen a lot of sights like this around the north bay today. this bridge is still passable. you can seep the water here just flirting with the possibility of closing it down. it's not going to take much. people a aware of the flooding risk. >> i start thinking what will i do? what will i do first? i'll get up. i'll put that on, and that on. grab my coat. >> others are tired of the preachy mature worries. >> they're just waiting for a disaster to happen. >> reporter: the russian river is expected to reach 3 to 4 feet above flood stage by the end of the storm. enough to close some roads and flood some homes. fire officials say it won't cause major damage until it hits 40 feet. flood stage is at 32. >> people have seen it before. if you haven't, listen to what people telling you. be prepared >> and tonight residents along the truckee river are nervously watch the water rise to l
, anne makovec cbs 5. >>> 4:39 now, they're not just good for you. how fruits and vegetables could ward off cancer as well. >>> and how apples plans could impact california. >>> and mother nature wreaking havoc with a branch with people on it. what happened when it collapsed when we come back. ,,,,,,,, ,, ,, the moment when the bridge, >>> check this out a student was hurt in turkey when a pedestrian bridge collapsed. a high school student suffered just minor injuries. he was taken to the hospital. the cause of the bridges collapse still being investigated but officials say repair work is already underway. he's a lucky guy. >> it must have made noise because you see another person run off right before the bridge collapses. can you imagine, though. that's pretty amazing. >> no, i can't imagine. if i was walking across that bridge. >> i'm glad to see you this morning. >> i'm glad to see you guys, too, especially on this friday. it's such a good day. >> did you guys make a bet on that raider bronco thing. >> e he owes me breakfast. >> i do. >> around the bay area we have patchy dense fog s
's all. >> you like it? >> i love it. i don't like it. i love it! >> reporter: in san francisco, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> some shoppers are thinking twice before buying certain video games for kids this holiday season in light of the newtown, connecticut, shooting. at one store, a couple of shoppers told us they're staying away from violent video games because there's too much violence in their community as it is. instead, they're focusing on educating kids about the games they play. >> parents and just the community, we really gotta tell our kids, that you know, it's just video games. you don't do this in real life, you know what i'm saying? i mean, don't take the video games too seriously. that's not real life. >> in a press conference yesterday, the nra said violent movies and video games, not guns, are largely to blame for mass shootings. >>> the final three funerals were held today for victims of the connecticut school massacre. seven-year-old josephine gay liked peanut butter and the color purple. anna marquez green was carried to the church where a thousand friends gathered. an
of it is real deal cutting? >> it is 8:30, sunday, december 23rd. thank you for joining us. i am anne makovec. >> and i am phil matier. we have a lot to cover, from television sets, and gun buybacks in the area and what they are saying on the streets. >> but first, a lot of people are shopping and traveling today so our eyes are on the storms coming down right now. >> that is right. we have seen heavy wind and rain in the last 24 hours. >> yes. it will look like this for the coming hour, bringing more of the potential damage to homes and downed fire lines, etc. look at. this a tree that toppled over on to that overhang, causing the collapse. nobody was hurt, luckily. let's check with elizabeth wenger with the first look at the weather forecast. >> the worst of it is happening right now, continuing through the morning. we are getting word of flooding reports in the great highway. portions of san francisco shut down. delays at sfo about an hour-and- a-half right now. the high def doppler has been active overnight and continues with the yellow and green. the green is the lighter rain, th
. thank you for joining us this morning. i'm anne makovec. >> and i'm phil matier. new details, but still a lot of questions about that mass shooting in connecticut. meanwhile, people are leaving behind candles and toys for the victims. >> that, as a shattered community is trying to deal with the horrific reality. funeral preparations are now under way for the 27 victims, 20 of whom are are children. a memorial service is being held today. >> president obama is flying to newtown for today's memorial service. >> and cbs reporter erica ferrari is in newtown now to bring us the latest. good morning, erica. >> reporter: good morning. police have released the names and ages of the victims, but they haven't given any kind of a motive for what they think might have triggered this attack, this as families prepare to bury the dead. people filed into churches around newtown, connecticut to pray for victims of friday's shooting, as this community grievous, families in this small town now planning funerals for their children. >> she was the type of person that could just light up the room. she -- >>
of those crowds. anne makovec is live in san francisco where police are at the stonestown gallery. what's going on. >> reporter: 60 people, as well. there was a line right behind me. they just were moved closer to the mall. a very organized situation here at the stone towns galleria they say they have been waiting here since 2:00 yesterday afternoon the let's take a look at the item. everybody isle is straighting over this. this is the new nike air jordan shoe. it's the 11th shoe, that's the 11th version i guess of the shoe that's been around for a couple of decades, 180 bucks, black, white and red and very sought after. another look at those pictures from newark right now. people lining up outside of chic shoes there about 300 people have been there since about 4 a.m. and more than a dozen police officers as well trying to make sure everything stays organized. check out this video from alabama. there was an early release there. police had to pepper spray the crowd in huntsville, alabama. security guards tried to control a disturbance and that's when they called police about 75 people w
with wholesalers. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us, the solidarity on the docks is being tested. >> strike last year this boat. >> right. >> well, you got go fishing. nobody is making money. >> you got go fishing. >> reporter: tensions are high on pier 45 where a lone crab boat came in this morning. a strike has all of the others docked. >> we're tied up negotiating with the processors. >> reporter: it's a dispute over the price of fresh dungeness crab. wholesalers and fishermen had agreed on $3 a pound at the start of the season in november. but demand went down after thanksgiving. so wholesalers want to pay a quarter to 75 cents less. the crab boat association says no deal. >> there's not that much crab left out there. we took a big whack out of it. so it should be worth as much or more than we got paid before. >> reporter: this boat which locals call a "scab" came from oregon. >> trying to keep things going. >> reporter: in the meantime things are coming to a standstill at local fish markets. >> bad for business. >> reporter: this shop has only frozen crabs in stock. alioto's has an extra ta
:30 sunday, december 9th. thanks for starting your sunday morning with us. i'm anne makovec. >> and i'm phil mateer. lot of news and talk to cover in the next hour. no sooner did the legislature get back in session than talk is up in sacramento about changing proposition 13, one of the biggest debates probably we'll see in sometime. state senator mark leno will join us live to talk about the idea of changing it. >> one local county is talking about using drones as far as gathering intelligence, remote control planes that have a camera on them. lot of people are concerned about privacy when it comes to that proposal. we'll take an in-depth look at that as well. >>> right now, the back-and-forth between the white house and republicans in congress is showing no signs of letting up. >> there is a little more than three weeks left before the u.s. goes over that fiscal cliff we've been talking about. cbs reporter nancy cordis on the progress or lack thereof in washington. >> reporter: in his saturday weekly address, president obama signaled he is open to making cuts on programs like medicare and m
this person died. anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> a developing story we have been following out of siskiyou county near the oregon border. northbound interstate five remains closed after a 64-car pile-up last night. the series of crashes started around 6:30 late on tuesday. the pile-up stretched for a mile along the northbound side of the freeway between yreka and the state border. at least 7 people suffered minor to moderate injuries and were taken to area hospitals. black ice is blamed for the accident. >>> right here in the bay area we are feeling the freeze. >> the big chill hit. it's the coldest it's been since january. we have the latest on the weather from elizabeth. >> it's cold. we are going to get a firsthand account in a minute but you will notice it's dipped to the 20s in a lot of spots. freeze warning in effect for the north bay. frost advisories for the east and south bay valleys. and all along the bay you will notice these reds and blues. those are super cold spots. livermore below freezing. it is going to be a little warmer along the bay. let's see, 41 in san francisco but it has d
on the storm with gianna franco checking traffic, anne makovec on flooding concerns in mill valley but first the latest from
reporter anne makovec reports on the shortage that put a crimp in the crab festival. >> reporter: this weekend's annual crab festival is sold out at fisherman's wharf. fans are favoring what's left of a short supply of crab dungeness. fishermen have been on strike for a week and before that they've been slowed by the storm. >> we're all out. >> we don't have crab left right now. >> whatever we got is whatever we can get. >> reporter: the strike is all about price. wholesalers and fishermen had agreed on $3 a pound at the start of the season, but demand went down after thanksgiving, so wholesalers want to pay a quarter to 75 cents less. the crab boat owners association has so far said no deal. >> it should be worth as much or more than we got paid before. >> to be honest, those prices would be fine for me. >> reporter: crabber brandon williams took his boat out to set traps this morning, but he won't harvest them until the strike is over. >> we'll get in some trouble if we started actually delivering to some of these companies here. >> reporter: but he's hoping i can do so soo
reporter anne makovec is outside the house in san mateo. >> reporter: good morning, this was an exercise in emergency response for the bomb squad and the neighborhood. this is the area where they blew these chemicals up. first they loaded up all of these sandbags and right behind it, that is the house where these hazardous materials were found. there are some broken windows there but it could have been
it. right now, live in san mateo, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> investigators in cupertino are trying to figure out who opened fire on a marine recruiter's car on a busy freeway. he was headed southbound on 85 yesterday when he was shot at several times. the government-issued pontiac was riddled with bullets on the driver's side. some of the slugs traveled through the car traveled through the window breaking windows. officers believe it's random. >> we believe it doesn't appear to be targeted because the marine corps officer had a cover jacket on so he was in uniform but he had a cover jacket on. his uniform wasn't visible at least, you know, easily accessible or visible from somebody on the outside. >> investigators shut down the freeway for two hours. at one point they walked in tight formation across the lanes looking for evidence. csi techs will now try to calculate the trajectory of the bullets that were recovered. >>> the push for new gun control legislation has intensified this after a shooting attack on sandy hook elementary school that left 20 students and six adu
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